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Ancient mosquito fossil has traces of the bugs last blood meal

Ancient mosquito fossil has traces of the bugs last blood meal

A group of researchers have discovered fossilized mosquito that is a first for the scientific community and sounds like something out of Jurassic Park. The researchers discovered a mosquito fossil that has traces of its last blood meal still in its abdomen. Prior to this discovery, fossils that were suspected to have been bloodsucking insects had been discovered but there was no direct evidence of blood in the fossilized remains.

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Scientists alter mosquito genes with “people” blindness

Scientists alter mosquito genes with “people” blindness

Summer is upon many of us, and with it comes mosquitoes. Such tiny creatures are more than a nuisance, serving as disease transmitters of things like malaria. In light of this, researchers undertook a project that could, in part, mitigate such an issue using gene manipulation. Via altering a gene related to the mosquito's ability to smell, the scientists effectively made the insects "blind" to the scent of humans, leaving them to seek out other warm-blooded prey instead.

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Scientists working on genetically modified mosquitos

Scientists working on genetically modified mosquitos

Mosquitos are a part of the planet's ecosystem. As annoying as they may be, don't plan on being in a world where we're able to just remove them entirely. But scientists have reportedly discovered a way where if you are bitten, the cause for concern could be considerably less than it is now. A bite is annoying, but the risk of malaria or dengue is much more serious, and that threat is the target of current genetic modification research that is underway.

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CES 2008: Unveiled Micro Mosquito 4×4

CES 2008: Unveiled Micro Mosquito 4×4

The Micro Mosquito 4x4™ is self proclaimed as the only desirable mosquito and it’s quite right. This is another product from Interactive Toy Concepts, it has 4 separate motors that use 4 channel radio controlled technology. It will go in reverse, left/right, ascend/descend and will also slide left and right.

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The Solar Mosquito Guard

The Solar Mosquito Guard

Even summer has its down sides, shocking, but true. One of them is you always have to wear that nasty bug repellent if you are going into the great outdoors. Well this solar anti-mosquito guard might be just the alternative to keep you from smelling like repellent all the time.

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Micro Mosquito helicopter takes to the tiny skies

Micro Mosquito helicopter takes to the tiny skies

Readers in the UK will all remember bearded TV "celebrity" Noel Edmunds appearing fresh faced from behind the control stick of his helicopter gunship, gurning at cameras at whichever charity even he had decided to grace with his presence. Well, now us mere peons can pretend to be a celebrity in our own rights with what RadioShack are obviously hoping will be the toy of the Christmas season - the Micro Mosquito RC helicopter. Watch the Micro Mosquito buzz around after the jump!

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MIT develops new jet injection system for drug delivery

MIT develops new jet injection system for drug delivery

Needles are no fun. We can all agree on that. I don't think anyone goes to the doctor hoping to get a shot. Many people with needle anxiety put off going to the doctor as long as possible simply out of fear of needles. The smart folks at MIT have engineered a new device that can deliver medications without using a needle by creating a high-pressure jet of medicine.

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250k tire stack in Calhoun County spotted from space

250k tire stack in Calhoun County spotted from space

The Chinese are busy with their lines and shapes in the desert while someone in South Carolina has been busy racking up a massive collection of old tires to the tune of roughly 250,000 of them. The site where the tires have been dumped is on private land that is located between Highways 6 and 267. There is no address to the property according to officials.

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Crowd Buster shoots massive cloud of pepper spray and blue dye to disperse crowds

Crowd Buster shoots massive cloud of pepper spray and blue dye to disperse crowds

There has been a number of new non-lethal items for police and military use that I have run across lately. When the rioting was at its strongest in London the Crowd Buster may have been just the thing the police needed to get the looters to leave. This device looks like some sort of flamethrower mated with a mosquito fogger. It's actually a rig that is used to spray giant clouds of pepper spray tinted with blue dye.

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